Saturday, August 28, 2010

Gone To The Dogs

With the weather cooling down, my BFF and I decided to hit the road and go to a couple quilt shops. One of the shops, Country Sewing Center in Elk Grove, was having a Scotty Dog Quilt Show. They had lots going on, including a judged quilt show, raffles, a K9 officer with his beautiful Belgian Shepherd and a block challenge. One of the nicest things they did was collect dog food for a local pet rescue agency. If you click on their link you can read more about it. This was their first year of having the event and I hope they have it again next year. Maybe I can get Maggie to pose for a quilt that I can make and enter.

There were lots of this particular quilt pattern. The shop had offered it as a class. In case you want to make one it's from the book Feed Sacks - Beautiful Quilts from Humble Beginnings by Edie McGinnis. The pattern is called You Whistled. I checked and you can find it on-line. For some strange and unknown reason, Amazon has it listed for over $100! What's with that? I've noticed that sometimes they put books at crazy high prices. I did see it for sale on some other quilt sites at regular prices so it's out there if you want it.

After a fun day of quilt shops and time spent with my bff, I came home. What's a Saturday afternoon without family and friends stopping by!

Maggie's big brother Duhgall stopped by. While his Daddy and Sweety were sitting out front enjoying the cool weather (YAY!) the puppies played inside. "Duhgall, you can't have that. It's Mommies! Leave it alone!!!" "But it's a little Scotty!!" "I said no!!! Sheesh, boys!"

"Hey, bro, that's my chew toy!!!!"

"Chill out, sis! I'll just sit here and look handsome!"

I hope you all are having as great a weekend as Maggie and I am. Tomorrow I'm off to sew with friends. Take care!!

*I'm sorry about the quality of the indoor pictures. I either need to get a new camera or learn how to use the one I have. It seems that the pictures aren't as good as they used to be. Do you think maybe I should look at the instruction book? Tee Hee!


The Green Pea said...

Those Scottie quilts are so cute! Hope you have a great Sunday! sandi

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

I would love to go to a Scottie quilt show!! How much fun.

Molly the Airedale said...

Our friends The Rocky Creek Scotties told us that we had to stop by to see these magnicent quilts! What beauties! They are all gorgeous works of art!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Nicole said...

It sounds like you had such a nice time with your friend! Thanks for sharing the pretty quilts.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What wonderful quilts. What a great time you must have had.

Linda said...

Wow... what a wonderful idea! Since scotties are the bestest breed IMHO what could be better than making and showing a wonderful scottie quilt! K and F agree!!!

ChaChaneen said...

Oh my stars, those are the absolute cutest Scottie quilts!! It'd be hard to walk by and not get one. Lurve the posing idea for Maggie too - ha ha!

Anonymous said...

I want all of them!!!!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

you went to see scottie quilts without me? **insert sad face here***

i think duhgall was looking at your stuffed scottie in the chair. you think? he can sniff out polyfill any day.

so glad that the dogs had a chance to have some fun running around.


Thimbleanna said...

A Scottie Quilt Show? That has your name (and Becky's) all over it! Looks like you had a wonderful day out!!!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Jean,
How fun! The quilts are beautiful indeed! I really enjoyed seeing them. Elk Grove is just a few hours down the road, not far at all. Next time I'm in the area I will stop in at Country Sewing Center.I want to sew a quilt for our bed..
Have a sweet day, big hugs~Elizabeth

PamKittyMorning said...

That looks like a lot of fun!

AnyoneCanQuilt said...

What great quilts! And oh my goodness the puppies are so cute I can't stand it. xo

Susan of Pink Portuguese Roses said...

Hi Miss Jean!!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. What a wonderful Quilt festival theme. Scotty Dogs! I am so thrilled to get to meet you at the blog festival. It's going to be a really fun day!

Blessings to you,

Brenda said...

Oh I love the quilt made with the 30's fabric! Love it. Thanks for sharing. Maggie always looks so groomed. Ladybug is way overdue. The groomer in this area is so booked if you forget to make the next appointment when you last visit (like I did)you have to wait over a month. So hubs and I are taking a little vacation in a couple of weeks and Ladybug is going with her dreadlocks look. I even got some spray to spray her with before brushing and she still has fits.